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.s. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will this all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a
all started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. officials say it was triggered by e-mails from petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on the relationship with tpetraeus as a result. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> reporter: now petraeus' former spokesperson steven boylan is speaking out. he worked with the the the from 2005 to 2008 including in iraq. the two have remained close and spoke by phone on saturday. >> he said he had an excellent job, an exceptional family. he had had a great relationship he thought with the white house and, in his words, he screwed up. and he knows it. >> reporter: officials in washington are also still processing the stunning turn of events which started on tuesday. that's when the justice department notified the head of national intelligence about broadwell's e-mails. then clapper notified the white house wednesday. thursday morning national secu
turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson, the pentagon's general counsel, saw a number. e-mails before advising secretary panetta to remember the matter to the department's inspector general for further investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. >> reporter: officials say the fbi discovered the communications while investigating kelley's e-mails after she complained about anonymous threats that turned out to be from paula broadwell. the president was first
is reaching beyond washington this morning. >> his admitted affair was first discovered when the fbi discovered threatening e-mails when sent to a woman in florida. she's now identified as a married mother who works as an unpaid social liaison on an air force base. she says she and the general are family friends. more on her straight ahead, and we'll have a live interview with petraeus' former spokesman who talked with him over the weekend. and then we'll talk with the political fallout of all of this with the former speaker of the house newt gingrich. >> let's get to the news first and nbc's andrea mitchell. she is the one who first broke this story. andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. law enforcement officials say that it all began with a complaint to the fbi last summer from a family friend of david petraeus as a woman who said she was receiving anonymous computer threat. that launched an investigation that eviolently brought down a storied military career, changed the leadership of the cia and has congress questioning just how the fbi handled this sensitive ca
general david petraeus. officials say the fbi investigation into petraeus' extramarital affairs was triggered by a complaint by one of his family friends, jill kelly. kelly told the fbi she had been receiving anonymous harassing e-mails. the fbi traced those e-mails to petraeus biographer paula broadwell we developing their affair. intelligence officials and congressional leaders want to know why they weren't told about the affair sooner as a matter involving a potential security breach. >>> deadly devastation in an indianapolis neighborhood has forced some 200 residents from their home as officials investigate what caused a sudden explosion and fire killing two people. the massive blast came without warning late saturday night, and the area is off limits until police know what cause it had. >>> frustrations are brimming over in new york and new jersey where two weeks after superstorm sandy, some 120,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark. this as the american red cross fights back at criticism of its response to the storm saying its work has been, quote, near flawless. but
secretary in washington, october 27th. officials say the cia has been told by the fbi that there's no indication that petraeus misused classified material, but investigation is open-ended. this as new details emerged thursday about frederick humphries ii, the tampa fbi agent who triggered the investigation that led to petraeus' resignation. humphries is a 16-year veteran who played a major royal in feeling ahmed raceiam's millennial plot to blow up l.a.x. and he's currently an fbi liaison officer and humphries got to know jill kelley in tampa, say people close to kelley, and she turned to him when she and general john allen first received anonymous e-mails last spring that they found alarming. thursday, humphries helped explain that shirtless picture he had sent kelley telling the "seattle times" it was a joke. posing with target dummies after s.w.a.t. practice. it was humphries who apparently worried about a cover-up told republican congressman dave reichert, an old friend about the petraeus investigation. reichert alerted majority leader eric cantor, almost two weeks before the
off the initial fbi investigate into the petraeus affair. allen was set to be the next nato commander for europe, a nomination now on hold. meantime, monday night the fbi searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina but did not say what items it removed in its search. >>> investigators on the scene of an explosion that killed two people in an indianapolis neighborhood say a faulty furnace may be to blame. the owners of the home at the suspected epicenter of the blast weren't there at the time. this as dozens of displaced residents are briefly escorted to their properties to gather what they can from the wreckage. >>> gasoline rationing imposed in new jersey after hurricane sandy ends this morning. governor chris christie says the state's recovery period is over and the rebuilding has begun. however, gas rationing continues in new york city and on long island and tens of thousands of utility customers are still without power there. new york's governor cuomo is seeking $30 billion in federal disaster aid. >>> the voice actor behind beloved "sesame street" elmo is taking a leave of
judgment for now on the fbi inquiry that exposed david petraeus' personal life and forced him to resign. >> thanks to president obama for the confidence -- >> reporter: david petraeus no longer heads the cia, but he's volunteered to testify this week to congressional benghazi hearings as new details emerge about the e-mails that helped end petraeus' career. >> he's provided this country an extraordinary service. >> reporter: speaking for the first time about the scandal wednesday, president obama praised petraeus for extraordinary service saying he's seen no signs of a national security breach over the course of the investigation. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would've had negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: republican senators brushed off that scandal calling the attack on benghazi far more important. >> there's the weird and the strange and the human failings in one camp. and there is a legitimate question about national security being breached in the other camp. >> reporter: meanwhi
resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. >>> also, it sounds crazy, but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. >>> and with prices skyrocketing at the super market, we have tips on stretching your dollar and making your groceries last longer. >>> and speaking of money, famous women making it fashionable to recycle outfits. >>> i wore this suit six weeks ago, okay? >> and a poodle mix that was rescued from a trash heat and who is blind. i watched this piece earlier today, it brings tears to your eyes. >>> we begin this morning with the scandal that cost cia director david petraeus his job. >> good morning to you erica, this stunning news comes on the heels of the pr
the target of an fbi probe. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: or socialite jill kelley whose complaints about harassing e-mails led to the discovery of the petraeus affair, recently kelley e-mailed tampa's mayor over complaints she's been exploited by the media writing, my family has been put through the ringer and my kids are scared, and calling broadwell a criminal saying she stalked all of us. meanwhile, holly petraeus' friends say calling her furious is an understatement. >> you can see that there are healing opportunities. we have seen that with bill and hillary clinton. and then there are times it's irreparable. >> reporter: still, she is determined, staying at her job and at least for now according to friends continuing to work on her marriage. for "today," kristen welker, are nbc news, washington. >>> up next on "today," the rush for the register. why some people plan to skip that second happening on thanksgiving to intulg in holiday shopping. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, rich dark chocolate, toasted oats. perfec
by former fbi director. prosecutors will contend that the e-mails show that they agreed not to report a 2001 allegation that sandusky sexually abused a young boy in the penn state shower room. the ex-officials have all vehemently denied the charges and he said he was only told sandusky was quote, horsing around with the boy. one of his lawyers said last night they are preparing to make their own statement later today. >> thank you very much. >>> more than 1,000 residents near louisville, kentucky, are waiting to return to their homes after authorities say workers accidentally sparked a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment. at least three workers suffered serious burns. residents outside the evacuation zone have been warned to stay indoors. >>> a pair of suspected smugglers along our border with mexico might get an "a" for creativity. look at this, suv got stuck on atop a 14-foot fence. they apparently tried to use homemade ramps to get their vehicle over the border when they were spotted on the mexican side trying to free their vehicle, they left the vehicle and they escaped on fo
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